Selome Hailu is a reporter at Variety. She is based out of Los Angeles, where she covers the TV awards beat and Hollywood’s creative community. Previously, she worked as a freelance film and TV journalist writing reviews, interviewing filmmakers and covering festivals for the Austin Chronicle, Letterboxd and Okayplayer. Hailu was born and raised in Austin, Texas and holds a bachelor of arts in English and a minor in media studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a member of the Austin Film Critics Association.